By Patrick Avenell

Like an insecure rapper claiming he is only Number Two, Lenovo has today issued a statement declaring that it has surpassed Dell as the world's second largest PC company. The largest PC company is Hewlett-Packard (HP). Lenovo cites research from the International Data Corporation (IDC) for this pronouncement.

“Lenovo has captured incredible marketplace momentum to surpass two competitors to capture the #2 spot in worldwide PCs over the span of just two quarters,” CEO Yuanqing Yang. “This is the highest rank Lenovo has achieved in worldwide PC sales and, given the current competitive environment, positions the company as a strong challenger to ultimately become the global market leader.

“We are growing in the enterprise and the consumer space and our customers know we are fully committed to the PC market for the long term. 

“At the same time, we will continue to invest in innovative products that will help drive the convergence of technologies and services across all four screens: smartphones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs.”

Other Famous Number Twos:

-Taylor Swift’s Love Story holds the record for weeks at #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart with 11.
-Song 2 by Blur was #2 on the Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 1997.
-Titanic is the second highest grossing film of all time.
-John Adams was the second President of the United States.
-Victoria is Australia’s second most populous state.
-Robert Wagner as Number 2 in the Austin Powers film series.